ANTH7020 - Anthropologies of Science, Society and Biomedicine
This course will critically engage with recent anthropological research and theory addressing the social and cultural context of novel developments in the field of genetics, biotechnology and the life/medical sciences. These shape shifting arenas of science and technology and their actual or predicted implications for questions of disease risk, collective/individual identity and the politics and ethics of health care has been the focus of much recent research within medical anthropology, STS (Science and Technology Studies) and the anthropology of science. The course incorporates emerging research in different national contexts that include the ‘global south’ drawing on ethnographic work in Asia and South America to provide a critical comparative perspective on these transnational developments.
|Taught by:||Dr Sahra Gibbon|
|Assessment:||2000 word assessed essay (40%) + 2 hour unseen written exam (60%)|
Student Contact Hours:
One 2 hour lecture followed by 1 hour tutorial per week
|Prerequisites:||ANTH3007: Medical Anthropology or permission from tutor.|
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